Hi, first of all please don't blame yourself Hun, you thought you were leaving them in a safe place, being that it was a vets office, you would think a vet would have a safe and clean place to board your dogs. I just wouldn't leave them there again. Is this your vet, or just where you boarded them? I don't know what would cause the vomiting and fainting, but the smell and the bacterial and fungal infections are most likely caused by unclean conditions at the boarding place.
Back in April we went to Jamaica for a week, and I had never boarded my babies before, we went to a few different boarding facilities, but wasn't comfortable with them due to dirty conditions, the people not having any experience with bullies, or just not liking the facilities. We found one place where the owners were bulldog breeders, and they advertised for training and agility courses. When we went there to view the facilities, the front office looked to be clean, the people were very friendly, and appeared to be dog lovers, and I had a very good feeling about it at first. We asked a lot of questions, and to see where the dogs played and slept. They had a big property and told us that the dogs were free and not crated for the whole day. They wanted to meet us and our dogs too to see if they were dog friendly and not aggressive, they took our dogs and started to go to the back of the office into a play area, when we followed, they told us to wait in the office, as it was a safety concern, in case there were aggressive dogs and we got bit. I said to them if they had aggressive dogs, then I didn't want my dogs to stay there, they assured us they didn't, but it was a safety and insurance concern. I came there to see where the dogs would be staying, and to assess the facilities. My hubby wouldn't listen to him, and followed him into the play area, when he came back, he shook his head at me, and said they won't be staying here. After he told me it was very dirty in the play area. I asked the guy to see where the dogs would be sleeping and crated, and asked him why we didn't see any dogs outside, if they ran free all day. He said it was a rest time, and the dogs were in the back. He took me to the back of the property, and brought me to this metal structure building, he said it would be noisy in there because of all the dogs. When we went in, it was so smelly that the odor totally overpowered me, and the lighting was dim, so couldn't see a lot, but there were rows and rows of crates or cages, and they were also piled on top of each other, there were probably about 30 dogs or so, and they were barking so loudly and going berserk in the cages when we entered the room. We went back to the office where my husband was waiting with our guys, and he said I'll see you next week, and we left. When we got back to the car, my husband I both agreed there was no way they were staying there. I called the boarder a few days later and said that we decided we weren't going to board them after all, that my daughter was going to stay at our house and take care of them. We went to Petsmart a few days later and we were talking to the groomers there who absolutely love our dogs, we told them of our experience and asked them if they knew of any good boarders. The girl said Duh, yes us. I didn't realize that they did boarding. She showed us the facilities, they have these rooms, not crates or cages, but actual suites they call them, that have windows so you can see in, they are air conditioned, they have a cot bed to sleep on, two bowls on a stand for good and water, you supply their own food, they go out for two actual walks a day, and they have the playroom where they can play all day. I explained that bulldozer and Blossom can't play all day as they would pant, and they said there is an attendant in the playroom at all times with the dogs, and they would monitor them and place them back in their suites when needed. They got half an hour in the morning and half an hour in the afternoon. The facilities are super clean, their rooms are cleaned everyday, and the playrooms are sprayed down and sanitized daily on a regular basis. They also have staff that stays at the store all night with the animals that are boarded, so they are not left alone, they have a full time vet on call, you can also call your pet and they will put the phone to their ear so you can talk to them, and they hear your voice. I was very happy with the care they received there, and they were very spoiled, I even found out after I got them back home that one of the staff members that was taking care of them did some training with them, the staff at night were quite taken with them and fell in love, so at night they would take them out of the room, and let them roam around the store with them, and played with them. They were quite spoiled, and the staff was very sad to see them go home. Every time we go to the store, the staff from the grooming and boarding come running to play with them , and they are always begging us to bring them to the daycare to play for the day. I was very happy with our experience there and recommend it to,anyone, and I would definetely use them again if I go away.